Kenny Rogers is coming to South Africa in June for one last time

7:58 AM (39 Minutes ago) Entertainment
Big Concerts is excited to announce that Kenny Rogers will be returning to South Africa for the final time, performing his Farewell South Africa Tour in Johannesburg on Monday, 15 and Tuesday, 16 June at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City and in Cape Town on Thursday, 18 June at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

5FM to tweak its weekday line-up

7:25 AM (1 Hour ago) Media News
It’s that time of the year again at 5FM; April brings with it a few tweaks to the weekday line-up and bigger changes to the weekend. 5FM will be shaking things up just a little with regards to the presenters and producers. There are also some great new programming changes and innovative radio additions.

AMASA Joburg is calling for nominations for its 2015/16 Committee

6:53 AM (1 Hour ago) Advertising News
Could one make an impact on the media and advertising industry? Does one feel that one can productively and positively contribute to the current state and future of this exciting industry? Well, it is that time again for the formation of a new AMASA (Advertising Media Association of South Africa) committee for the year April 2015 to March 2016.

Cashbuild chooses Z-CARD® to assist customers with their DIY needs

15:23 PM (17 Hours ago) Marketing News
In addition to using a traditional promotional flyer to distribute in-store, Ogilvy@Cashbuild, a retail division of Ogilvy which handles all of Cashbuild's retail and consumer communication, selected a pocket-sized Z-CARD® for Cashbuild to hand out to its employees to use as a dynamic tool to assist customers with all of their DIY needs.

Comedian John Bishop reconnects with his 25-year-old self

15:18 PM (17 Hours ago) Media News
John Bishop’s Australia is an entertaining travelogue which sees comedian John Bishop return to Australia for a new adventure, 22 years after he first cycled along the country's Gold Coast as part of a yearlong trip.

Survey reveals a thirst for Excel-based business intelligence among SMEs

15:12 PM (17 Hours ago) Opinion
Use of Microsoft Excel is near-universal among businesses, with 98 percent of organisations reporting that they use it daily for applications ranging from petty cash reconciliations, payroll reporting and manual customer quotes through to more intense management reports such as budgets, forecasts and daily financial analysis.

uShaka Sea World’s Outreach Programme to benefit an additional 79 schools

15:08 PM (17 Hours ago) Publicity News
uShaka Sea World Marine Educators - with the support of National Lottery Development Trust Fund (NLDTF) – have included an additional 79 schools to their outreach programme. The Outreach Programme, now in its 21st year, focuses on creating ocean awareness in no-fee schools in KwaZulu-Natal.

Agilitude chosen as the official reseller for Salesforce Marketing Cloud in SA

15:03 PM (17 Hours ago) Marketing News
Customer experience management specialist, Agilitude, has been appointed as a reseller for Salesforce Marketing Cloud in South Africa. Agilitude already offers both Salesforce Service and Salesforce Sales, making the company one of very few to offer the full suite in South Africa.

Shape your future with Cannes Lions and the Young Creative Academy

14:51 PM (17 Hours ago) Advertising News
Cinemark, the local representative for the Cannes Lions and its affiliates, is calling on all young creatives to register for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from Sunday, 21 to Saturday, 27 June, to attend the Young Creative Academy

Dlamini-Zuma commends safety compliance of two possible Ebola vaccinations

14:47 PM (17 Hours ago) Publicity News
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), says that the initial safety compliance of two possible Ebola vaccinations, currently part of a clinical trial in Liberia, is a significant step forward in the eradication of the disease.

Positive feedback from industry leaders at 2015 IT Leaders Africa Summit

14:36 PM (18 Hours ago) Marketing News
Set to go beyond a usual, routine business conference, event organisers Kinetic evolved the latest edition of their flagship event, the IT Leaders Africa Summit, successfully delivering on a more exciting, topical, trendy and current platform.

Over 100 remote cameras used to film Countdown to the Rains

14:31 PM (18 Hours ago) Media News
At the South Lunagwa National Park in Zambia it's the last few weeks of the dry season. Only one river is still flowing and tensions are high.

Samsung to open two new Brand Stores in Western Cape and KZN

14:26 PM (18 Hours ago) Marketing News
Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced plans to open two new Brand Stores in April 2015, in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Aidan Whytock scoops Mercedes-Benz trophy for The Choice at South Africa International Fashion Film Festival

14:01 PM (18 Hours ago) Awards
Elevated two storeys up on a glittering stage, overlooking a thronging crowd of over 500 celebrities, VIPs and fashionistas, South African filmmaker Aidan Whytock proudly held aloft the Mercedes-Benz trophy for The Choice as well as a cheque for $10 000.

Grant and Shaun: A Double Bill of Dance at the Baxter in April

13:44 PM (18 Hours ago) Entertainment
In Grant and Shaun: A Double Bill of Dance, Cape Town artists Grant van Ster and Shaun Oelf, two of the hottest young talents on the local dance and theatre scenes, take to the Baxter’s Flipside stage for a short season, from Thursday, 9 to Saturday, 18 April, to perform a brand new work Most Honest Man and their critically acclaimed The Architecture of Tears.

More contestants than ever before in Hell's Kitchen USA season 11

13:38 PM (18 Hours ago) Media News
Multi-award-winning British chef Gordon Ramsay returns with the 11th series of his US cooking competition, Hell's Kitchen USA.

Skywise is the official sponsor of Mr Gay World, Wigstock and Pink Loerie

13:21 PM (19 Hours ago) Marketing News
Skywise keeps trending. It became the first airline to officially recognise Human Rights Day in South Africa this month. Now it is going a notch up in history, by announcing its official endorsement as the official airline partner for the international gay extravaganza week.

Eskom WESSA project wins first prize at 2015 African Energy Awards

13:00 PM (19 Hours ago) Awards
A project of the Eskom WESSA Energy and Sustainability Programme has received first prize at the 2015 African Energy Awards.

Why global retail success means going "very local"

12:47 PM (19 Hours ago) Opinion
As the Internet’s reach expands worldwide, competition for retailers is flattening as it’s now possible to build a personal connection with each shopper rather than compete for their wallets based purely on price. This is according to Françoise Henderson, CEO at Rubric.

Tygerberg Hospital prepares for increase in cancer patients with advanced technology

12:36 PM (20 Hours ago) Publicity News
With the World Health Organisation predicting steady growth in the number of cancer patients worldwide, the radiation oncology division at Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital has been equipped with world-class equipment to enable it to treat patients faster and more effectively.

CAN DO! and SAADA partner to identify talent

12:18 PM (20 Hours ago) Media News
A thousand budding artists are set to benefit from the launch of the new South African Arts & Development Association (SAADA), a non-profit organisation that will identify and nurture up-and-coming local talent in various creative fields.

Shoprite announces opening of six new supermarkets across the country

11:50 AM (20 Hours ago) Marketing News
Close on 1000 new job opportunities were created in two days with the opening of six new supermarkets in the Shoprite Group across five provinces in the country recently. Africa’s largest retailer recently announced that trading has started in a new Shoprite supermarket close to Rustenburg in Northern Province.

Pragma names Mandisa Tselane as its new executive manager for marketing and sales

11:40 AM (20 Hours ago) People on the Move
Mandisa Tselane has been appointed as Pragma’s new executive manager: Marketing and Sales. She says of her appointment: “I see my new appointment at Pragma as a statement of confidence in the value that we as Pragma can add to the needs of our clients, suppliers and shareholders.”

Heriz Gallery auctions off carpets for Kya Sands

11:25 AM (21 Hours ago) Publicity News
Celebrating the Persian New Year at Heriz Gallery in Fourways was a festive yet poignant affair on Thursday, 19 March. The event was well-attended by the local community, who enjoyed sipping on champagne and savouring the exotic tastes of Persia while opening their wallets for a good cause.

Saab Grintek Defence signs up with Tribeca PR

11:09 AM (21 Hours ago) New Accounts
Saab Grintek Defence has appointed Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) to be its strategic communications partner for sub-Saharan Africa. Saab Grintek Defence provides a broad range of world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security to the pan-African market.

Social media for PR agencies: Dos and Don'ts

11:06 AM (21 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
These days, as a PR agency, it is more than likely that both you and your clients are making use of social media. But are you using it effectively?

Imperial wants to build tourism into one of southern Africa’s economic drivers

10:39 AM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
“We mean business in the tourism market”, says Imperial’s Car Rental Division, CEO, Dawn Nathan-Jones. “Tourism is serious business in southern Africa and the Imperial Car Rental Division’s two brands are playing a serious part in building it into one of the region’s economic drivers.”

Lynch is doing the Eastern Cape proud with his new house tune

10:21 AM (22 Hours ago) Entertainment
Luyanda Taku, better known as Lynch, is doing the Eastern Cape proud with his new melodic house tune, Thandiwe ft Kam. Thandiwe is a feel good song with a hypnotic beat. The single is already receiving air play on Tru FM, Mdantsane FM, Alex FM, Emahlaleni FM, Eldos FM, EKFM and TransAfrica Radio among others.

2014’s mad media mix

10:09 AM (22 Hours ago) Opinion
Looking back on 2014, it’s clear that we are living in an era of converged media where the consumer has a voice, content lives on dozens of scattered platforms, and traditional media is having to move at a lightning pace to keep their audiences engaged. So says Charlie Wannell, marketing manager at Mediamark.

Margate will host the seventh annual Africa Bike Week in April

9:55 AM (22 Hours ago) Events
One of the largest motorcycle events in South Africa, Africa Bike Week organised by Harley-Davidson, will take place for the seventh consecutive year on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast Margate, from Thursday, 23 to Wednesday, 26 April.

South Africa’s Rhino Horn Trade Proposal risks rhino extermination

9:36 AM (23 Hours ago) Publicity News
Rhino owners, conservation NGOS and other stakeholders recently had a chance to address the Rhino Horn Trade Proposal Committee of Inquiry with their support or concerns for re-opening of international trade in rhino horn.

Partnerships inspire creativity as technology shifts gears

9:22 AM (23 Hours ago) Opinion
A recent Tech Nation report, Powering the Digital Economy 2015, shows that three-quarters of successful digital companies surveyed work in a close network of entrepreneurs with whom they share ideas. So says Jacques van Wyk, COO of Ricoh SA.

Tips for keeping your data safe in the cloud

9:08 AM (23 Hours ago) Opinion
If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will host your accounting or payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the software, and fencing your data behind high security software. So says Steven Cohen, managing director for Sage One Accounting AAMEA.

Successfully making your mark in a new position

8:55 AM (23 Hours ago) Opinion
A new position undoubtedly brings with it many challenges, and whether you find yourself with the same employer or working for a new company, the pressure to prove yourself worthy of your title can be daunting. So says Graham Bentley, managing director of leading workforce management solutions company, Kelly.

Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble is living up to all the hype

8:31 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble launched on Sunday, 22 March and the past seven days have definitely lived up to the shows’ reputation for delivering entertainment and drama by the ton.

Entries are now open for the second season of Clover Little Big Cook Off

7:58 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Clover Little Big Cook Off recently won the Best Game Show category in the ninth South African Film Television Awards (SAFTA’s), held on Friday, 20 and Saturday, 22 March.

Miss World Rolene Strauss returns to SA to launch her Beauty with a Purpose campaign

7:53 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Reigning Miss World Rolene Strauss has returned to South Africa determined to make a difference in this country as part of her global Beauty with a Purpose campaign. She recently visited Leeuwkop Correctional Centre near Bryanston, carrying on with an ambitious vegetable garden project that she started during her reign as Miss South Africa.

Classicfeel magazine to unveil a name change from April

7:38 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Classicfeel has announced at the fittingly, magnificent CIRCA Gallery, that the award-winning magazine would be changing its name from its April edition while extending its reach and incorporating new exciting platforms like digtal publishing and the possibility of dedicated TV exposure.

Liesl Laurie crowned Miss South Africa 2015

7:05 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Liesl Laurie has been crowned Miss South Africa 2015 at a glittering ceremony held at the Sun City Superbowl, presented by Sun International in collaboration with Cell C. Refilwe Mthimunye from Bronkhorstspruit was named First Princess and Ntsiki Mkhize from Kliprivier, Midvaal as Second Princess.

Isibaya wins big at the 2015 Royalty Soapie Awards

6:47 AM (Yesterday) Awards
With an impressive seven awards – including the nights most prestigious award, Outstanding SoapieIsibaya swept the boards at the 2015 Royalty Soapie Awards, held at the Durban ICC on Saturday, 28 March.

TBWA gearing up for rise of Africa’s creatively led ad industry

14:52 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
TBWA Africa is putting further energy behind one of its key organisational goals – getting future-ready in time for the imminent emergence of Africa’s new, creatively led advertising industry.

Kriya Gangiah to host new celebrity news segment on Zalebs

13:59 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
Fans of popular Jacaranda FM DJ Kriya Gangiah will now be able to get their regular dose of local celebrity news delivered in her unique style as she signs on to host a news segment on well-known South African entertainment website Zalebs.

New Durex connect app enables our phones to sleep together ... so we can too

13:47 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Durex has revealed the final chapter of its ‘Durex Connect’ campaign by releasing a smartphone app that helps us reconnect, just in time for Earth Hour

First Car Rental depot manages to reduce its municipal water usage by 80%

13:37 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
First Car Rental’s Cape Town depot has reduced municipal water usage by nearly 80% since installing the eWasha Washbay Water Recycling Plant. EWasha is a revolutionary car wash system that recycles used carwash water through a chemical-free, biological treatment process and then pumps it back into the carwash system.

go4word to take on Unogwaja in 2015

13:24 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Cape Town-based public relation and social media agency go4word, announced that they are taking on the Unogwaja campaign as a CSI initiative for 2015. go4word will assist John McInroy and the Unogwaja team as they embark on their first ever journey on foot from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg to run the Comrades Marathon.

Ads24 goes native

13:05 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
Ads24 have launched a native advertising campaign offering clients an additional 10% discount to introduce them to this new offering. Native advertising is the new buzz word in the marketing world, but instead of being a passing fad, or simply a new name for an old concept, native advertising has proved to be highly effective

GlenEllen Farm to host Hout Bay Music Series’ first picnic-style event in April

12:35 PM (3 Days ago) Events
The Hout Bay Music Series, a community-based concept centred on a passion for local music with a heart for giving back, will launch its first picnic-style event on the picturesque GlenEllen Farm on Saturday, 11 April.

Dash cams are increasing in popularity, says Dialdirect

12:27 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
Dash cams - cameras that attach to a vehicle’s interior windscreen via suction cup or an adhesive tape mount, have increased in popularity. In 2014, the terrifying footage of a TransAsia plane clipping a bridge in Taiwan and crashing into a river was captured on dash cams by at least two cars. So says Warwick Scott-Rodger, head of Dialdirect.

Provantage Group shows its support for Sparrow Schools

11:50 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
The team at Provantage Media Group believes that doing good is an integral part of their work culture. They support and assist a number of institutions who help children and one of them is Sparrow Schools in Auckland Park.

BBC World News announced new business programme

11:33 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
BBC World News has announced a brand new programme: Business Live. The international business programme will air on the global news channel daily at 10:30 and will be hosted by Sally Bundock and Ben Thompson.
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